Opening Event

On 25 September, the 2015 European Minerals Days will be inaugurated at a Launch Ceremony hosted at the Cimalux cement operations in Rumelange (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg) on the Luxembourg-French border.

The event will take place under the Luxembourg EU Presidency, welcoming Mr François Bausch, Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures, to inaugurate alongside the European Commission and a Member of European Parliament, the pan-European open doors taking place on 25-27 September, and address the challenges and opportunities for Europe’s mineral raw materials sector in a circular and competitive economy.


Preliminary Programme

(organised transportation from Brussels to Rumelange, Luxembourg)

11h30 Welcome drink at the viewpoint overlooking the active quarry and rehabilitated areas

12h30 Welcome words and introductory speeches by the hosts

Presentation “How a local cement producer contributes to innovation, resource efficiency, regional development and biodiversity – the case of Cimalux”

13h00 Walking lunch and blasting demonstration (“tir de mine”)

14h00 Official speeches by the EU and Luxembourg High Level Officials

15h00 Coffee and VIP guided visits to the clinker processing plant and rehabilitated areas

16h30 End of the visit (organised transportation back to Brussels)

Download here the Preliminary programme

If you are interested in participating, please contact Jessica Johnson

E-mail: (with subject line: EMD 2015) – Tel. +32 2 234 10 45. (Limited places available)